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30 September 2013

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This tip ONLY works when using MTEXT. It does NOT work with single line text, DTEXT and the like. Unfortunately, 99% of our text work is single line entities. Nerts..

Thanks Ray for pointing that out. Yes MTEXT'ers get this AutoCAD feature, you text on a budget single line text users will have to use the keyboards CAPLOCK or right-click change case, or I will just continue to get emails in all CAPS FROM YOU. ;-)

BEST REGARDS
SHAAN

NO PROBLEM, I'LL BRING IT UP AT AU in their wishlist thing or in the "Future Of Autocad" class I'm attending.

PERFECT IDEA!

Is uppercase really more readable?

IS UPPERCASE REALLY MORE READABLE?

I know it is common but wonder if that is more convention than reality. I don't know, seems even the experts vary in their view, but found this post on how we 'see' text interesting:

http://blog.typekit.com/2013/08/14/understanding-letters/

The theory behind upper/lower vs. UPPER came up when they redesigned the British Road signs after WW2. People find it harder to make out a word (city, destination, etc) with only upper case. Using upper/lower made it easier because people recognized the SHAPE of the word. "Lincolnshire" is easier to pick up on a road sign than "LINCOLNSHIRE". The patterns of the letters in mixed case words are easier to comprehend without having to take too much time away from concentrating on driving. And that concludes your "Useless factoid of The Day".

Thanks for the tip!
I actually do not use all CAP text in AutoCAD.

I am using AutoCAD 2006? Does it work in AutoCAD 2006?

thanks

You can use AutoCAPS in AutoCAD 2006.

RAY,
THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

-SHAAN
;-)

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